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2017-18 Season Production Calendar

Fall 2017


In the Next Room, or the Vibrator Play

By Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Shelley Delaney

In a seemingly perfect Victorian home, Dr. Givings has innocently invented an extraordinary new device for treating “hysteria”: the vibrator.

October 5 – 7 and 10 – 14, 2017, 8pm
Forum Theater, RTV Building

Talkbacks October 7 and 11 following the performance


Top Girls
By Caryl Churchill
Directed by Allison Epperson

Marlene has been promoted. During a celebratory luncheon in a time warp, women in legend and history offer perspectives on maternity, ambition and the price paid to ascend from proletarian roots to the executive suite.

November 2 – 4 and 8 – 11, 2017, 8pm
November 11, 2017, 2pm
E. E. Baker Theater, Kantner Hall

Talkbacks November 4 and 8 following the performance


Style Lab Projects
Two large-cast projects directed by second year graduate students.

The Last Days of Judas Iscariot
By Stephen Adly Guirgis
Directed by Jonathan Hetler

November 28 – 30, 2017, 8pm
December 1, 2017, 6pm
Forum Theater, RTV Building, Free

Failure: A Love Story
By Philip Dawkins
Directed by Anne McAlexander

December 6 – 8, 2017, 8pm
December 9, 2017, 7pm
Forum Theater, RTV Building, Free


Spring 2018


The Government Inspector
By Nikolai Gogol / Translated by Jeffrey Hatcher
Directed by Dennis Delaney

When the locals in a small Russian hamlet learn that an undercover government inspector is coming for a surprise visit, an unfortunate case of mistaken identity sends the whole village spiraling into a world of panic and greed.

March 1 – 3 and 6 – 9, 2018, 8pm
March 3, 2018, 2pm
E. E. Baker Theater, Kantner Hall

Talkbacks March 3 and 7 following the performance


The Skin of Our Teeth
By Thornton Wilder
Directed by Ben Stockman

This beloved American classic combines farce, burlesque, and satire to follow an Eternal Family who narrowly escape ice, flood, and war — by the skin of their teeth.

April 5 - 7 and 11 - 14, 2018, 8pm
Forum Theater, RTV Building

Talkbacks April 7 and 11 following the performance


24th Annual Seabury Quinn, Jr. Playwrights’ Festival
Celebrating our MFA playwrights, three featured plays are fully produced in rotating repertory. Other plays in progress are presented in semi-staged readings. Each performance is followed by a talkback with guest artists.

The festival is a collaborative effort of all faculty and students.

April 19 – 21 and 25 – 28, 2018, 8pm
April 21 and 28, 2018, 2pm
Forum Theater, RTV Building


Midnight Madness
Midnight Madness is part of the practical-based portion of the MFA Playwriting Program consisting of the weekly, informal production of new work. It begins early in the week with a different writer from the program serving as the week’s producer. The producer selects the theme, style, or concept for the upcoming week’s production. Each writer must then write a three to five-minute play based upon that theme, style or concept. Each play is written, cast, and rehearsed throughout the week in preparation for the Friday night, script-in-hand production presented before an audience.

Madness takes place Fridays at 11 PM in Hahne Theater in Kantner Hall. The performances last about an hour and are free and open to the public. Arrive at 10 PM to secure tickets. Current Madness Schedule is available here:


Tickets for Studio and Mainstage Productions
Through Arts for Ohio, tickets are free for OU students with a student ID. Regular tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for other students and seniors. For more information please call 740-593-4800.